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Avon Valley Railway (AVR)

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Address: Bath Road | Bitton Station, Bristol BS30 6HD, England
Phone Number: 0117 932 5538
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Description: Bristol and Bath's heritage steam railway, offering a six mile round trip...
Bristol and Bath's heritage steam railway, offering a six mile round trip which takes passengers along sections of the old Midland Railway, providing a chance to see the magnificent River Avon Valley from a unique viewpoint.
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Visit to the Diesel Special

Visited today with the in laws and saw 5 trains in a space of the hour we were there. Lovely atmosphere and good ice cream! Brilliant for free

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Visited today with the in laws and saw 5 trains in a space of the hour we were there. Lovely atmosphere and good ice cream! Brilliant for free

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We had a lovely comfortable ride. So comfortable i could have fallen asleep. The ticket is valid all day.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

went to the Avon Valley Railway today for lunch had a delieous fish and chip lunch the fish was amazing and the meal was hot very good chef and staff. Would recommend and go back again never had a bad meal.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Called in for a breakfast with my son , we both went for the Belly Buster ! It was a beutiful breakfast with a rack of worm toast and wery tasty , well worth a visit also the staff were very polite they also had some beutiful looking cakes all. First class !!! Mmmmm

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

What a wonderful time that we had at avon valley rail....took the family for lunch soup roast dessert and coffee all delicious promptly and pleasantly served by the wonderful staff....l Couldn't believe the value for money have paid twice as much else where and received tiny portions served by grumpy people......will definitely be returning was an unforgettable day out food... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We booked the "Steam 'n' Cuisine" for 2 and we were very excited to live a proper old-school experience when people dined in trains. The train was very nicely decorated, with name reservations on the windows and flowers on the table. It all looked very neat and our food expectations were high. Little did we know. We had pre-ordered our... More 

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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

What a fantastic experience! Spent a whole day with my son on a Steam Locomotive Firing & Driving Course... the staff were excellent and really made you welcome... within no time we were on the footplate and receiving our initial instruction. We able to drive the steam locomotive up and own the line, shovelling coal, filling water, changing points and... More 

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Bristol
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101 reviews 101 reviews
26 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Took all the family on a Santa Special before Christmas. There were 8 adults and 4 small children (1 - 4 years old) I can confidently say they all loved it, and the presents they were given were very well chosen for their ages. It was a grand mornings entertainment for all the children (and the menfolk)!

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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45 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We arrived at 9.45am on a wet Monday at the beginning of the February half term- not very auspicious but there was plenty of free parking and the cafe was open. What a gem! There was an accessible ramp and we went into the cafe and ordered coffee and two different homemade cakes. We took our coffee and cakes into... More 

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Shanklin, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

At first glance this looks like any other preserved railway cafe but inside it is a bit like the Tardis. You queue to order in the usual way but take your tray into one of two old Mk1 carriages to eat. One is set up as a snack area with nice, clean tables. The other is the 'posh end' which... More 

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